Reena Thomas

Neuro-oncologist

Bio:   Dr. Reena Thomas received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and her PhD from the City of Hope Graduate School in Duarte, California. She completed her training as a resident in Neurology as well as her fellowship training in Neuro-Oncology at Stanford University Hospital. Her research background and interests are focused on immune based cancer therapies and chemokine signaling in glioblastoma brain tumors. She has also been involved in advanced imaging studies of glioblastoma. She is the Director of the Adult Neuro Oncology Fellowship at Stanford.
4.8 out of 5
59 Patient Ratings
38 Patient Comments

Stanford Cancer Center Palo Alto

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

Brain Tumor Center at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center

Brain and Spine Tumor Center at Stanford Cancer Center

Brain and Spine Tumor Center at Stanford Cancer Center
  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Clinic D
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Brain and Spine Tumor Center at Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University Pain Management Fellowship (2014) CA
  • Medical Education: Georgetown University School of Medicine Registrar (2009) DC
  • BA, Cornell University, Biology; Neurobiology and Behavior (2002)
  • PhD, City of Hope Graduate School of Biological Sciences, City of Hope Cancer Center, Molecular Immunology (2006)
  • Internship: Georgetown University School of Medicine Registrar (2010) DC
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (2013) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2014)

Honors & Awards

  • Graduating Resident Teaching Award, Stanford Neurology (July 2013)
  • Mentor of the Year, 1st Gen Mentorship Program, Stanford School of Medicine (November 2018)
  • Principal Investigator of SPARK Grant, Stanford University (2015-2018)
  • Silicon Valley Top 40 under 40, Silicon Valley Business Journal (December 2014)
  • Stanford Faculty Development Grant, Hispanic Center of Excellence (2015, 2018)

Administrative Appointments

  • Adult Neuro Oncology Fellowship Program Director, Stanford Hospital (2014 - Present)
  • Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Neurology (2017 - Present)
  • Education Chief of Neuro Oncology, Department of Neurology (2017 - Present)

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Explanations

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Listens

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Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Recommended to others

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SHC Patient, May 2019

Outstanding service from entire staff.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Everyone went above & beyond the call of duty - Thank you.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Thomas & Dr. Patel were exceptional! Feel extremely blessed to have them as my physicians.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

I was very impressed and feel very comfortable with Dr. Thomas' diagnosis and plan for next steps.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

She is a very caring MD.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Thomas has helped my constant neuropathic foot pain where other doctors said nothing could be done. NOT SO with Dr. Thomas! She is outstanding & hard to equal!

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

I am very happy w/Dr. Thomas, she is so warm and passionate.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Thomas is one excellent doctor! She is not in a hurry, but listens, & then gives her advice and assistance in words I understand & appreciate. She is very caring and shows it! She is to be commended for her outstanding work & loving care you can feel!

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Thomas is an outstanding doctor & care provider. Forthright explanations & kind & knowledgeable,.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Seeing Dr. Thomas and her staff is always an excellent experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Everyone is ALWAYS willing to take the time to explain everything fully and answer any questions, including silly ones.

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4.8 out of 5
59 Patient Ratings
38 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, May 2019

Outstanding service from entire staff.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Everyone went above & beyond the call of duty - Thank you.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Thomas & Dr. Patel were exceptional! Feel extremely blessed to have them as my physicians.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

I was very impressed and feel very comfortable with Dr. Thomas' diagnosis and plan for next steps.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

She is a very caring MD.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Thomas has helped my constant neuropathic foot pain where other doctors said nothing could be done. NOT SO with Dr. Thomas! She is outstanding & hard to equal!

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

I am very happy w/Dr. Thomas, she is so warm and passionate.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Thomas is one excellent doctor! She is not in a hurry, but listens, & then gives her advice and assistance in words I understand & appreciate. She is very caring and shows it! She is to be commended for her outstanding work & loving care you can feel!

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Thomas is an outstanding doctor & care provider. Forthright explanations & kind & knowledgeable,.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Seeing Dr. Thomas and her staff is always an excellent experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Everyone is ALWAYS willing to take the time to explain everything fully and answer any questions, including silly ones.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Much kindness that I recommend it 100%.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Thomas is always willing to answer all my questions completely - even the dumb ones.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Every experience I have had with Dr. Thomas either in person, on the phone or in MyHealth has been EXCELLENT!

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

I really like my doctor very comfortable talking with her.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

I can't say enough great things about Dr. Thomas. She is SO supportive with what I'm going through and always takes the time to make sure I understanding everything - including, or especially, the scary info.

SHC Patient, May 2017

I have extremely high confidence in Dr. Thomas and her staff.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

It was good to talk to Dr. Thomas because she was willing to do something about it. She never acted like she was in a hurry, but showed genuine concern about my painful feet.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Thomas and Dr. Makar are both excellent.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

I think the world of Dr. Thomas. I sometimes voice frustration with my treatment but she never takes it personally (never MEANT personally of course!) and always helps me see a different perspective which makes me feel better.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Thomas and staff are extraordinary.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. Thomas. I have been somewhat snappy with her out of frustration, but she ALWAYS makes me feel better. She never makes me feel bad about not being 100%.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Thomas is wonderful! Kind, compassionate, understanding, smart... I highly recommend her to others!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Excellent, excellent, excellent!!

SHC Patient, May 2016

I have recommended Stanford.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Having a cancer diagnosis has been one of the absolutely most difficult experience of my life. Dr. Thomas and her excellent staff have done everything to make it as absolute best as possible.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Thomas had to provide me with news that was not incredibly positive. She was very kind & concerned w/my reaction & ?'s. Truly appreciated this!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I can barely explain how wonderful it is to be in Dr. Thomas' care. She inspired such confidence.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Thomas and her staff has made an extremely frightening experience manageable by her kind and caring attitude, excellent knowledge and positive demeanor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

It's all good & more.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Great experience; looking forward to next appointment.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Excellent experience!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

All good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Good follow-up via my health.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I would and am all ready recommending Stanford Cancer Clinic to all my friends, clients & family members.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

PERFECT CARE!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Thomas was very easy to talk with. Felt completely at ease with her. Felt we understood each other.